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Orna Ross and Tim Lewis discuss the challenges and delights of self-editing for author-publishers. Every author needs to self-edit before submission but when you’re self publishing, there are particular things you need to think about. Tune in to a wide-ranging discussion on this essential topic, including tips and tools and the value of beta readers. […]
Why spellcheckers are good and getting better – but are still no substitute for the brain and eye of a human editor. Jim Giammatteo explains why, with some fun examples.
A handy checklist of ALLi editors’ favourite tips for indie authors on how to self-edit your book more effectively before passing it across to your chosen editor for the final polish
Effective self-editing enables you to submit a cleaner ms to your chosen editor, so any tip that helps you improve your self-editing process has to be worth considering – like to give Margaret Skea’s editing backwards technique a try?
Wondering how to find the best editing service for your self-published books? Not sure why you need one? Worried about getting ripped off by sub-standard service providers? All the answers you need are in this post about editing for beginners.
This session will detail how a successful author-editor relationship works, no matter which type of editor your project needs. It considers the various types of editors and determines which type of editing your project need, as well as outlining what you should budget for editorial needs, manuscript preparation tips for a smooth project experience, and […]
Grab inspiration for your new writing year by revisiting some of the best posts about writing craft from the ALLi blog in 2018 – from what makes you a writer to how to be better one – and earn more money from your self-published books!
In this month’s Advanced Self-Publishing Salon from the Alliance of Independent Authors, Orna Ross and Joanna Penn discuss tips and tools for launching a book. The AskALLi podcasts are sponsored by Damonza: Books Made Awesome. Topics discussed this week include An update from Orna Ross on ALLi’s activities. Joanna Penn updates us on her writing […]
If you can only afford one kind of editing for your books, which should it be, and why? Developmental, line or proofreading? ALLi authors and editors share their views, based on their own experience.